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    Default CDC Midge

    CDC Midge

    Hook Size 18 22
    Fine black multi strand thread
    1 Black CDC
    1 White CDC

    This very simple fly has caught me many fish on rivers and still waters this year. Just cast it out and leave it. Also try them in white on right day these work well also. The white wing really makes the fly stand out even at distance. Hope this is OK as it' my first post.

    1. Catch the thread in at the eye and wind to the bend of the hook.


    2. Prepare the black CDC in the foam pad, nip off the ends.


    3. Remove the CDC with the clamp and trim off the spine.


    4. Transfer to the other clamp and trim the length of the CDC.

    5. Split the thread.


    6. Insert the fibres.


    7. Spin the thread to form the rope.


    8. Wind the CDC rope up the hook stroking the fibres back as you wind.

    9. Trim the top of the CDC into a slope.



    10. Catch in the white CDC and trim to form a small wing.

    11. Cut the CDC flat on the bottom.


    12. The finished fly.

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    nice step by step alyn

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    I like the foam pad trick.

    I have had success with a similar fly tied with a seals fur body; I like yours better though - more buggy looking.

    Thanks


    Steve

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    Very Nice step by step Alyn. A simple but deadly fly, well done.
    All done

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    looks like a killer pattern.

    anyone tried a white/grey version for the caenis?

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    Very nice tying, and does really look the part. The photo of the underside of the fly is really quite lifelike looking, little wonder it fools fish. It could easily be adopted for many other flies as well.

    Thanks for sharing it with us.

    doonicus

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    Superb
    the tools you were using looks like a cheaper alternative to the marc petijon
    magic tool, what was it you used to grip the cdc?
    thanks
    SB

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    Default CDC Tools

    The CDC tools were bought from a French company that displays at most fly fishing and game fairs. For the two clamps and the attachment that bends the CDC, the cost was 10.
    The good thing about the foam is the shape; because of the triangle shape you can use even the small CDC feathers unlike other tools for the job on the market. This is the web site of the company.

    http://www.rgfrance.net/

    AlynFisher
    Last edited by AlynFisher; 21-11-2006 at 10:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlynFisher
    The CDC tools were bought from a French company that displays at most fly fishing and game fairs. For the two clamps and the attachment that bends the CDC, the cost was 10.
    The good thing about the foam is the shape; because of the triangle shape you can use even the small CDC feathers unlike other tools for the job on the market. This is the web site of the company.

    http://www.rgfrance.net/

    AlynFisher
    Use Babel Fish to translate the site into english

    http://babelfish.altavista.com

    Easy to use just set it up to translate from French to English and browse.

    I do like the look of the superglue and varnish bottles that fit to the foam block.

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